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134

The Kamma 3a;#ii'* : —
Virthalappa Isayadu.

Sons-in-law.
Sons.

The goverument   officials),
officials.*

He inquired alter their welfare, and asked them how
many elephants, horses, foot-soldiers, and attendants each of
them had. The sth&wpat> of Vitthalappa Uayadu, the kinsmen
of Parasurama Kayadu, one of the sthanapatis of Amaragars,
called Yirabliadrayya, and Dalapati Baya replied: " After Your
Majesty had regulated thu kaijltam (forces), all (the nftyaks)
secured as many elephants, horses, mahouts, troopers, soldiers,
and attendants as they have to maintain for their amara-slmas
according to the government registers. Things are not as
they were. Expecting that Your Majesty might decide to
start on an expedition at any moment, and command the
Karanikas to take the muster, we acquired ten elephants,
100 horses and 1,000 soldiers more than what each of us should
maintain according to the government ledgers. As (these
nayaks) had been eating the salt of Your Majesty, they are
ready to conduct themselves in all the affairs of the Government
so as to please Your Majesty."

The Raya was very much pleased with this reply.

pp. 64-5.

*Ali its nobles mentioned in this list were not the contemporaries of Kr§nadevajaya,
JM& Malaka CAia-ul-Mulk), Aakusa Khan, RSna JagadSv, Pemmaslai Ramalinga
«ad H*$$e Malll Rao lived at the Court of Ramaraja, daring the reign of
SadSsiva. Velagoti \Hcama N&ya4n> Matla. Aaantarlju, and Sa^ava M^karaju flourished
under Venkata IT, «s.d the first and the last played an important part in the civil war sab*
teqaent to htŁ deatiu Although Katikam Vuranltha Nav"a4a and Cevappa Kayadu who
f«mu3ed in the mabseqaeat period th« NSyak Kingdoma of Madura and Tanjore res-
pectively -were young** contemporaries of Kfsywl6YarSyax there Ifi absolutely HO evidence
id du?w Out they itd any »har» ia his wars.